All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

What started as one man's search for adventure and treasure led to discovering the wonders of cruising in South America  (published September 2016) It was the mid-60’s, and at 22 years of age, with little money but big ambitions and a case of gold fever, Charles Cavness and a college

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Outremer 51

(published September 2016-boat show preview) This will be the second year that the Outremer 51 will be on display at the fall shows and we include it here because it represents the new direction Outremer is taking with their designs. BWS has sailed the 51 offshore and can vouch for

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When To Go

Picking a favorable weather window from the east coast of the United States to the Virgin Islands  (published April 2016) The hardest part about the passage from the east coast of the U.S. to the Caribbean in November is making the best decision about when to leave the dock. The

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Antares University

Antares University provides new and prospective owners a program that details the boat from stem to stern  (published September 2015) The breeze brought relief to a warm day on the water in southern Florida, and as we sailed at 9.3 knots in 14 knots of steady wind, tracking a thunderstorm

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Accidental Circumnavigation

Part One: A couple's unexpected journey around the world  (published September 2013) I would have never stepped aboard Miss Jody had I known we would end up sailing around the world. My husband Ron, a life-long sailor and racer convinced me to go cruising. Our plan was to sail as

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Kourou, French Guiana

A gritty, yet fascinating stopover on the way north from Brazil  (published September 2014) “Why not just go to the Bahamas like everyone else?” [caption id="attachment_6733" align="alignleft" width="486"] Crew left to right, Gail, Jason, Darren and Salwa[/caption] There was a definite tone of annoyance in his voice, and I can’t

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Alpha 42

A homegrown cruising cat proves that American innovation is alive and well and ready to go cruising  (published November 2014 MQ) They call it “re-shoring.” That’s a made up word that is supposed to describe the business of bringing manufacturing and jobs back to the shores of America from low

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